The Cloverfield Paradox
Original Title: God Particle
Directed by: Julius Onah
Written by: Oren Uziel, Doug Jung
Produced by: J.J. Abrams
Music by: Bear McCreary
Country: USA
Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 102 min
Release Date: 4 February 2018 (Netflix)
Filming Dates: 10 June 2016 – 23 September 2016
Filming Locations: USA (Los Angeles)

Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.


Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Daniel Brühl

Elizabeth Debicki
Mina Jensen

David Oyelowo

Chris O’Dowd

Zhang Ziyi

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♦ While filming in Los Angeles, the project was shot under the titles of God Particle and Clean Pass. -Wiki
♦ According to Uziel, it was during production that he came to learn that the film was being connected to Cloverfield, requiring him to rewrite a few scenes and added additional shooting. Uziel speculated that the decision to connect to Cloverfield was due to the difficulty in marketing a stand-alone science-fiction film at the time, and felt the connection between the films was more of an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone, with each movie dealing with how people with complex relations deal with a other-worldly dilemma. The scenes set on Earth were added during production only after they found test audiences wanted to know what was happening on Earth during events on the space station. -Wiki
♦ In late January 2018, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Netflix was interested in picking up the film from Paramount, following a similar deal the streaming service had worked out for the film Annihilation. Paramount’s chairman Jim Gianopulos felt the film’s budget (which ballooned to over $40 million from an initial $5 million) was too large for the film to be profitable with a traditional theatrical release and that it still needed work done, and “while Abrams expressed an intent to get down to business in post-production, it was too little, too late”. -Wiki
♦ Following the film’s release, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Netflix paid more than $50 million for the rights, with negotiations starting in late December 2017 and completed by mid January 2018; this offer made the film immediately profitable to Paramount. -Wiki
♦ Ziyi is part of the international team of astronauts and scientists up in space. -Hollywood Reporter
♦ It’s Ziyi’s fourth film shot in the USA.

Awards and Nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Result
2018 Golden Trailer Awards Best Radio/Audio Spot Nominated